GUWAHATI, June 20 – The North Lakhimpur College has been granted the status of an autonomous college by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The college is the first in the State and the second in the North-east to attain this status. Dr Renu Batra, Joint Secretary of the UGC, conveyed to the Registrar of Dibrugarh University, in a letter (No. F 22-1/2013 AC) issued on May 22, 2013, that the Commission, in its meeting held on May 10, agreed to grant autonomous status to the North Lakhimpur College under the UGC Autonomous Colleges Scheme for a period of six years with effect from the 2013-14 academic year to the 2018-19 academic year.
Earlier, the UGC conferred on the North Lakhimpur College the status of a ‘College with Potential for Excellence’ in 2010. It was awarded Grade ‘A’ status by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council of the UGC in 2011.
The college has at present 64 teachers with two posts of teachers lying vacant. There are 25 teachers with PhD degrees and 15 teachers with MPhil degrees in the college. It publishes an e-journal, Social Science Researcher (ISSN: 2319-8362). It has so far published eight books.
The library of the college has around 50,000 printed books and 80,000 e-books. The digital library of the college can be accessed through http://126.96.36.199/NLAKHIMPUR.
The college offers BCA, one-year PGDCA, two-year Post Graduate Diploma in Disaster Management and one-year Post BSc Diploma in Plant Tissue Culture and Micropropagation. Besides, it offers certificate courses on Gandhian Studies, Human Rights, Women’s Studies, and Travel and Tourism Management.
It has a sericulture farm for muga cultivation with 320 host som trees on a plot of 3.5 bighas of land. The playground of the college is a famous one and the indoor stadium is nearing completion, said a press release issued by the college principal, Dr Biman Chandra Chetia.